Twist Your Way Back to Safe Harbor

Last month we looked at some get home “kludges” if your rigging fails. Here I’ll share some other quick fixes to get you home...

Mailport: March 2020

Carbon Foam Battery? I saw your article in about Firefly batteries (carbon foam) in the May 2015...

Are You Ready to Kludge Your Way Home?

The first use of the word kludge is attributed to Jackson W. Granholm in 1962, describing...

Simple Tips for Maintaining Stainless Steel

When applying a paste cleaner, a toothbrush is useful for buffing tight spots and working into the pores of welds; follow by buffing with a cotton cloth. A green 3M scrubby pad helps for removing more aggressive stains. Continued rusting in welded areas might indicate a developing failure, requiring replacement. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and mild soap when done buffing.